ARE 5.0 Practice Management Practical Application Video Lectures

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If the dream of starting your own architecture practice is the mountain top, consider our featured architects your Sherpa guides. Through a series of videos, they’ll help you navigate your way around everything from staffing and regulations to contracts and org charts. We get it. Just reading those terms is enough to make anyone’s eyes glaze over. The good news is, our team of experts have been in your shoes, so they know exactly how it feels, and exactly how to guide you through the material. What you end up with are videos that are approachable, relatable, and won’t bore you to death.

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Among other places, we’ll take you to R&A Architecture in Culver City to hear from Studio Directors Lindsay Green and Alex Anamos. They’ll discuss staff organization, ways of reducing risk during projects, and critical resources for running a firm. That’s just for starters.

And don’t worry, literally everything was produced with the exam in mind – so every minute watching, will be a minute well spent.

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Video Lectures

Sometimes watching video of experts who’ve been and there and done that, can make content a whole lot more understandable...and relatable. That’s the idea behind the PcM video lectures and real-life application videos. Respected architects from around the corner and around the globe use graphs, animations, and 3D models to help you understand everything you need to know about Practice Management.

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Practice Exams

The PcM practice exam covers everything you’ll want to know come test-time, making it a great barometer for gauging your Practice Management skills. As an added bonus, it mirrors the actual exam, down to the functionality, format, and color with 3 forms to practice from. That means you won’t be surprised by the questions, or the look and feel of the exam itself.

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Know your way around acronyms like, NAAB, NCARB, and AIA. Figure out what “Level 5” leadership means. Identify the most common ethics violations. If it’s on the test, it’ll be on the flashcards. Review, shuffle, and mark cards as mastered on your phone. You can even make your own. For those feeling extra motivated, each card links to a video lecture if you want to dive deeper.

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Already have a plan of attack? Sign up for one of our ARE Prep Subscriptions and get access to what you need. You can use all of our tools anytime, anywhere. Watch videos while cooking dinner, take an exam with your coffee, and review flashcards on your evening commute. Your study materials are always at your fingertips.

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Looking for a plan & help? Apply for our Group Coaching program to get the structure, support, and accountability you need to tackle the ARE. Use your day-by-day syllabus, dedicated coach, and committed peers to master all 6 divisions. Our PRO subscription is included so you have access to lectures, practical applications, practice exams, and flashcards.

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Black Spectacles is the first and only NCARB Approved Test Prep Provider for all 6 divisions of ARE 5.0.